Lori allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into USC, by having them recruited to the crew team despite never having rowed before.
Lori Loughlin had a go-to jibe to use against her daughters — and until recently they may not have realized just how much hidden meaning there may have been behind it.
The actress, who last week was exposed as part of an alleged college admissions scam, frequently "joked" about how much money she had spent on their education.
The former Fuller House star can be seen making the remark — twice — when she guest appeared in one of her daughter Olivia Jade's vlogs in December 2017.
Making a fun video where she quizzes her mom on slang terms, the then 18-year-old challenges her mom with "England is my city".
While not exactly a slang term, the much-derided phrase is taken from a infamous Jake Paul music video.
"England is not a city," Loughlin points out in the video.
"I know, That's why it's so, so, so, iconic on YouTube," Olivia replies. "Well, it's not iconic at all, it's just really dumb."
Her mom fires back with a joke: "If you would've said 'England is my city', I would say, 'Why did I pay all this money for your education?'"
While Olivia was aware of the geographically-challenged lyric, she was not aware of the slang term of "clout" had a real and pre-existing definition that pre-dated the Instagram.
Thusly, after her mom "guessed" the correct meaning of "clout", Olivia was stupefied: "Oh, is that an actual word?" she asked. "Is that an actual thing? I just thought it was a social media thing.'"
"Once again, money on that education!" Loughlin jibed.
In a separate People interview, this time with older daughter Bella, the now 20-year-old joked about how much TV she'd binged at college.
"I've actually finished seven... no like ten TV shows in the last six months," she boasted, giggling.
"Isn't that nice? Glad we're paying for that education, so you can watch TV and not do your homework," her mom smiled.
Last week the actress and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were named in a fraud investigation involving dozens of wealthy parents, alleging the two celebrities paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into USC, by having them recruited to the crew team despite never having rowed before.